Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge Wednesday, August 18th: National Pinot Noir Day Tea #2
This one is from TreeGal! Thanks very much! Another Darj for the challenge today! I’m noticing some fruit and hibiscus in this sample, along with a fragrance of strong bubblegum. uh oh. I have never had quince but apparently it should be like pear. This doesn’t seem like pear to me. The brew color is quite dark and red. It doesn’t really taste like pear or even Darjeeling. It’s very tart, and then has a very earthy flavor… maybe even a hint of grape! When cooled, definitely red wine. But yes, still bubblegum, even though the description mentions grapefruit. Second steep is even harsher, not liking it. Glad I only had one serving of this.. it was fun to try anyway!
Steep #1 // 35 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 20 min after boiling // 2 min
2021 sipdowns: 112